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Material Culture

Assembling and Disassembling Landscapes

Editor: Jane Hutton
Chief Editors: Christophe Girot, Albert Kirchengast
Date of publication: October 2017
English
240 pages, softcover with num. Images
Dimensions: 16 x 22 cm
Euro 29.80
ISBN 978-3-86859-214-6

Landscript 5 examines Material Culture in landscape architecture theory and design. Designed landscapes are temporal assemblages of extant and introduced materials, constructed and maintained through the efforts of human labor, mediated through non-human forces, and shaped by constantly changing cultural relations. Sites are bounded by property lines, yet their material relationships—from the transport of construction commodities to global water cycles—extend to untold limits. Designed landscapes are models of human-nature relations, at the same time they are human-nature relations, simultaneously representing and actualizing the co-production of the world. Landscript 5 looks at the aesthetic implications and design opportunities engaging landscape’s extended Material Culture.
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Nature Modern

The Place of Landscape in the Modern Movement

Editors: Christophe Girot, Albert Kirchengast
Chief Editors: Christophe Girot, Albert Kirchengast
Date of publication: October 2017
English
256 pages, softcover with num. Images
Dimensions: 16 x 22 cm
Euro 29.80  sFr 36.20
ISBN 978-3-86859-213-9

Nature is not simply “green” or the “opposite of culture.” Essentially, it is an intellectual construct. The relationship between man and Nature, for instance, articulates itself architectonically. Now what could one see as the possible role of Nature in projects of architects representative of the International Style (including successive echoes in postwar modernity), and how does Nature itself only become “visible” through the built environment? Based on key architecture projects, this fourth volume of the Landscript series attempts to instigate a change of perspective. In series of investigations, renowned researchers analyse architecture through the lens of its own inherent understanding of Nature. Their essays try to gain insights both into concepts of Nature in modernity, whose entire range of characteristics have yet to be explored, and into an architecture, whose relationship to Nature is usually only negotiated in disciplines like garden history. How does this finally relate to our present condition?
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Topology

Topical Thoughts on the Contemporary Landscape

Editors: Christophe Girot, Anette Freytag, Albert Kirchengast, Dunja Richter
Chief Editors: Christophe Girot, Albert Kirchengast
Date of publication: October 2013
English (German E-Book available)
336 Pages, softcover with num. Images
Dimensions: 16 x 22 cm
Euro 34.80  sFr 45.00
ISBN 978-3-86859-212-2

There is a schism between the way landscape is understood scientifically and the way the same place exists emotionally. This disparity calls for a change of approach. Topology can pay greater attention to deeper spatial, physical, poetic and philosophical values embedded in a long tradition of designed nature. Its strength is to weave together different fields of action, improving our understanding of landscape as a cultural task with all its inherent beauty.
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Filmic Mapping
Documentary Film and the Visual Culture
of Landscape Architecture

Author: Fred Truniger
Chief Editors: Christophe Girot, Albert Kirchengast
Date of publication: January 2013
English (German E-Book available)
224 Pages, softcover with num. Images
Dimensions: 16 x 22 cm
Euro 28.00  sFr 38.00
ISBN 978-3-86859-211-5

Filmic Mapping examines forms of “land measurement” primarily through documentary and essay films of the past 10 years. It investigates the meaning of landscape for contemporary society through phenomenological film analysis and makes an open plea for a complex view on the landscape of today and its visual representation.

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Landscape Vision Motion
Visual Thinking in Landscape Culture

Editors: Christophe Girot, Fred Truniger
Chief Editors: Christophe Girot, Albert Kirchengast
Date of publication: October 2012
English (E-Book available)
208 pages, softcover with num. Images
Dimensions: 16 x 22 cm
Euro 28.00  sFr 38.00
ISBN 978-3-86859-210-8

Landscape Vision Motion explores the change of visual thinking that has occurred through film and video setting new spatial dynamics in motion. Professionals from various disciplines comment on the impact of film and video in contemporary landscape thinking. What objectives can be achieved in the theoretical exchange between visual studies, digital media, film, space and motion? With the digital revolution dawning upon us, one can definitely say that a different visual culture pertaining to Landscape Architecture is born
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